In addition to the primary TAE text Vocational training and assessment the following library resources have been recommended to support the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
TAEDES401: Design and develop learning programs
TAELLN411: Address adult LLN skills
The ANMF Library referred to the following resources in the creation of this guide:
Travers, M et al (2017). Training and assessment: theory & practice. South Melbourne, Vic. Cengage Australia
VOCEDplus NCVER's international tertiary education research database
Recommended videos for LLN assessment, development and implementation of support strategies.
Lost for Words SBS
A heartwarming documentary that follows eight adults as they improve their reading and writing.
Reading Between the Lines SBS Insight Episode 29
Watch this program on SBS Demand Reading Between the Lines
Final report from a parliamentary inquiry into adult literacy, numeracy and problems solving skills and the importance in Australia
Readability checkers, blog post from Australian Government Style Manual
OECD 2011-2012 data found 43.7% of Australian have below-proficiency level literacy, numeracy skills and problem solving in technology rich environments (PSTRE)
Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 clause 1.7 requires RTOs to ensure that students receive training, assessment and support services that meet their individual needs.
Use trigger word tools to identify core skills linked to workplace tasks
Observe the learner using LLN skills required for the workplace
Use a self-assessment checklist based on workplace requirements
Work with an LLN specialist to use a pre-training assessment using validated questions related to industry activities
Design and teach numeracy activities that meaningfully connect students to current life and future work
Statistics, vaccination data & maps, daily comparisons, lock down limits, etc. provide excellent activities to support numeracy teaching (Tips for a trauma-informed approach when discussing data that may have a direct impact on learners)
Hands on blood pressure activities to support numeracy skills
Conducting an audit of waste in the workplace is an excellent vocational numeracy activity
Use the measures and estimates in the clinical waste backlog survey as a guide for understanding volumes of clinical waste in residential aged care facilities
Further ideas for approaches to numeracy teaching with health applications (vocational numeracy)
Real life numeracy contexts – the spark to ignite mathematics learning by Justine Sakurai , Carly Sawatzki , Dave Tout (2021)
Scroll down to 'A classroom example – health numeracy' for examples
The Plain English School Let's talk about jargon
Nominal or supervised hours represent structured learning and assessment activities required to sufficiently address the content in each unit of competency. Unsupervised hours represent activities that contribute to achieving the course outcomes but are not supervised by a provider’s trainer or assessor. e.g., private study and/or assignment work.
Nominal (supervised) hours + unsupervised hours = volume of learning
The ADDIE learning program instruction design model (analyse, design, develop, implement, evaluate)
Other digital capability frameworks
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